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Yes, 74-78 or so...but (I believe) the only year with the single wraptail bridge was 1974. They went to a 2-piece TOM/stoptail setup from 75-78...
Still absolutely loving this Riviera.
Interesting that these have Vibramate String Spoilers rather than having a drilled out string bar.
Not at all into the JB inlay version but the...
BTW...I believe that is a ‘74 Special, the only year they made them (in the 70’s) with the wraptail. I happen to have one of these as well.
Agreed, perfect body size and the tone sits right between a LP and a 335 to my ears.
I love mine too. I replaced the chrome hardware with gold and added a Bigsby B6 & Towner bar. Pickups are Antiquities
'59 on the left and a '75 on the right.
The non-yellow one is a '74, in case you were wondering.
Their real...and they're spectacular!
Not a black metal fan at all.
Carcass is my jam.
Lead guitarist Bill Steer has played Les Paul Customs and Jrs for years.
Tasty playing and...
Good. That was the intent.
It's actually a Bigsby B6, which is about 1" longer than the typical B3. B3 is a B7 minus the built-in down-tension...
Thanks. Yes, I did add the Bigsby and the Towner bar.
Love my black Midtown Custom...though I installed a set of Antiquity Humbuckers in mine and swapped out the chrome for gold hardware.
My Gibson Luther Dickinson ES-335 and '95 Peerless Riviera.
My ‘59 & ‘74 Wraptail Specials
Weight is 9.00lbs. Not exactly light, but it is .75lb lighter than my Norlin LP Custom which doesn’t have a Bigsby.
Bigsby dive-bombs remain in perfect tune with the roller bridge.